High end consumer desktop released by Dell in 2013. Comes in white and Black or Black case options and uses an Ivy Bridge processor.

1 질문 전체 보기

How do I get the Win8 BIOS key to work?!

I have been fighting to get Win8.1 to install (properly) on this system and it has NOT worked so far, even with multiple media trials. Sadly, I have no choice as the previous owner wanted to keep the hard drive and they put it in their new system. I did this as follows:

  • Win8.1 multi-language (USB) - FAIL
  • Win8.1 Single Language (USB) - FAIL
  • Dell OEM DVD (Found through dumb luck) - FAIL
  • Old Win8 DVD (Non-OEM Dell) - FAIL
  • Placeholder key and product key finder - FAIL

I have also contacted Dell to get new media (prior to finding it, but I already sent it off) as I put the system in my name and had the previous owner’s data (They were okay with me having it. Don’t worry.) so I was able to transfer the system over to me so I shouldn’t have an issue with this, but the system may come up as including it as it was a refurb.

In addition, I investigated downgrading the BIOS (I have A12 installed; pre patching) and I just can’t do it as it notices I’m doing a downgrade. GRR. Is there ANY way I can test if the key was lost to time (and lost it’s Win8 identity) making this a complete waste of time or is there a way I can force the issue? I’m at a loss as to what to do :(.

답변되었습니다! View the answer 저도 같은 문제를 겪고 있습니다

좋은 질문 입니까?

점수 0
의견 추가하세요

US$100 이상 또는 Pro Tech Toolkit을 포함한 모든 주문의 배송은 무료입니다!

상점 둘러보기

1개의 답변

선택된 해법

UPDATE: The drive was intact and I was able to get the key. I’m going to see if it made it back into the EFI firmware or I need to archive the rescued key.

Didn’t make it back into EFI (GRR) but I have it at least.

해당 답변은 도움이 되었습니까?

점수 0
의견 추가하세요

귀하의 답변을 추가하십시오

Nick 가/이 대단히 고마워 할 것입니다.
조회 통계:

지난 24시간: 0

지난 7일: 3

지난 30일: 9

전체 시간: 43